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HMS Express - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Express

Name : HMS Express
Laid Down : 24th March 1933
Launched : 29th May 1934
Completed : 2nd November 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : H61
Fate : To Canada (Gatineau) 3rd June 1943.
Later became : HMCS Gatineau

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HMS Express, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


25th March 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
29th May 1934 - Launched
29th May 1934 - Pennant H61
31st October 1934 - Commissioned
3rd November 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
23rd November 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th November 1934 - Arrived Portland
3rd December 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
3rd December 1934 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
12th December 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham
13th December 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
30th April 1935 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla
30th April 1935 - Commissioned for service in the Home Fleet
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
8th September 1936 - Sailed Portsmouth
10th September 1936 - Arrived Newcastle
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
5th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Stranraer
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Stranraer
7th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
12th March 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th March 1938 - Arrived Portsmouth
19th July 1938 - Escorted The King and Queen from Dover to France
17th January 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th June 1939 - Sailed Portland for Newport
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
23rd August 1939 - At Portsmouth Commenced refitting as destroyer minelayer
25th August 1939 - Cdr. Jack Grant Bickford, RN In Command
7th September 1939 - At Portsmouth Completed refitting as destroyer minelayer
29th September 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Scapa Flow
5th October 1939 - Arrived in the Loire with Convoy BC.85
5th October 1939 - Sailed Quiberon Bay escorting Convoy BC.7S
6th October 1939 - Sailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.8S
8th October 1939 - Arrived Barry Roads
9th October 1939 - Departed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.10F
11th October 1939 - Arrived in the Loire with Convoy BC.10F
11th October 1939 - Sailed the Loire with Convoy BC.10F
12th October 1939 - Arrived in the Bristol Channel
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.12
24th October 1939 - Arrived the Loire with Convoy BC.12
25th October 1939 - Sailed the Loire escorting Convoy BC.11
28th October 1939 - Arrived Bristol Channel with Convoy BC.11
30th October 1939 - Sailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.13S
1st November 1939 - Sailed the Loire escorting Convoy BC.12S
1st November 1939 - Arrived in Quiberon Bay with Convoy BC.13S
3rd November 1939 - Arrived in the Bristol Channel with Convoy BC.12S
7th November 1939 - Sailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.14
10th November 1939 - Arrived the Loire with Convoy BC.14
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Humber, were held up by fog near Outer Dowsing
15th November 1939 - Sailed Harwich
17th November 1939 - Sailed Harwich for minelaying in the Thames approaches in operation RG
17th November 1939 - Arrived Harwich for minelaying in the Thames approaches in operation RG
29th November 1939 - Laid mines in the Thames approaches
1st December 1939 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
14th December 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth escorting minelayer Princess Victoria
14th December 1939 - Formed 20th Destroyer Flotilla
22nd December 1939 - Escorting Minelayer Princess Victoria
31st December 1939 - At Portsmouth repairing
3rd February 1940 - Arrived in the Humber after Minelaying Operation JB in the North Sea
7th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen for minelay LD 2 in the North Sea
8th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
8th February 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen
8th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen on minelaying operation LD 3.
9th February 1940 - Carried out second half of Minelaying operation LD 1
10th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to lay 60 mines in minefield LD 2
11th February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact off Flamborough Head
11th February 1940 - Laid mines in minefield LD 3. After the operation, the minelayer anchored in Yarmouth Roads.
12th February 1940 - Laid 38 mines in operation LD 3 in the North Sea
18th February 1940 - Laid Deep Line S in operation DML.8 east of Outer Gabbard
19th February 1940 - Proceeded to Immingham
20th February 1940 - Joined Convoy FS.100 at Humber for passage to Portsmouth
3rd March 1940 - Laid mines in Operation IE-1 in the channels through the German mine fields in the Heligoland Bight
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Humber after Operation 1E-1 was cancelled
3rd March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
10th March 1940 - Sailed Sheerness escorting Marshal Soult to Portsmouth
17th March 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Invergordon
19th March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon
20th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon on minelaying mission PA 4 in the Moray Firth
21st March 1940 - Sent to hunt submarines in Moray Firth
21st March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
21st March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
22nd March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
23rd March 1940 - Damaged in collision with the British trawler ‘Manx Admiral’ off Kinnaird Head. The destroyer was taken to Hartlepool for repairs
23rd March 1940 - Damaged in a collision with trawler Manx Admiral ten miles due north of Kinnaird Head
28th March 1940 - Arrived Hartlepool for collision repairs
1st April 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla, 39th Division Capt. D
1st April 1940 - Capt. J.G. Bickford in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Hartlepool
22nd July 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Francis Jack Cartwright, RN In Command
1943 - Transferred to RCN

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Evacuation Dunkirk by Randall Wilson.


HMS Repulse with HMS Prince of Wales Under Attack by Ivan Berryman


HMS Hood and HMS Express Departing from Portsmouth 1935 by Ivan Berryman

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Last edited : 16:20, March 21, 2011
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First Added : 12:02, December 9, 2010
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